A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding.
Let us travel back to the time of America's founding to uncover a few parallel examples of leaders involving themselves in "inappropriate" sexual practices.
First off, we have the hero of American economics, Alexander Hamilton, who became our nation's first Secretary of the Treasury.
In the latter part of his time in the Washington Administration, Hamilton was involved in an affair with a a Maria Reynolds, who duped the Secretary into believing she had been left destitute and needed his help.
And though there is some truth to the notion that Mrs.
Reynolds was in fact an abused and battered wife, the fact remains that soon after the two became acquainted, they began a long-term affair that Hamilton was eventually forced to admit to in public.